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Ask Alma: I hooked my friend up with a job and friend complains about it on Facebook

Ask Alma: I hooked my friend up with a job and friend complains about it on Facebook

| October 28, 2017

By Alma Gill (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Dear Alma: I have a friend that shares everything in their life on Facebook. This friend’s car has broken down on several occasions, with the latest repair costing $2,700; this friend also seems to have many issues with landlords and significant others. Despite my friend’s personal trials, they have […]

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Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

| October 27, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Race relations in the United States, especially in the South, are plagued by troubling examples of the challenges that face the nation, as Americans work toward achieving the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of, more than 50 years ago. Forty-two percent of Americans said that they […]

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Trump makes George W. Bush look like the second best U.S. president

Trump makes George W. Bush look like the second best U.S. president

| October 27, 2017

Bush eloquent in denouncement of bullying, prejudice By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I never thought I would miss President George W. Bush, our 43rd president, and I’ve never much thought of him as a great, or even a good speaker; but the speech he gave at a conference convened by the George W. Bush […]

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Rep. Barbara Lee calls Trump’s Obamacare executive order ‘Spiteful Destructive. Cruel’

Rep. Barbara Lee calls Trump’s Obamacare executive order ‘Spiteful Destructive. Cruel’

| October 27, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) President Donald Trump just delivered two more gut punches to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in an ongoing effort to knock out President Barack Obama’s legacy. On the same day that Trump signed an executive order crafted to open up the health insurance marketplace to barely there plans that […]

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Fake invoice sent by scammers impersonating Office of Attorney General

Fake invoice sent by scammers impersonating Office of Attorney General

| October 25, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS—Starting around 12:30 p.m., Oct. 25, Office of Attorney General staff members began receiving dozens of calls from people nationwide asking about an invoice emailed to them that appeared to come from the Office of Attorney General. In awkward wording, the email stated: “Kindly find the enclosed invoice and advice ASAP. Thank you.” The email […]

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Obituaries: October 25-November 7, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: October 25-November 7, 2017 Edition

| October 25, 2017

ROBBIE T. HOLLIDAY, 89, passed away Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Born in Como, Mississippi, Robbie was the daughter of the late Willie and Bertha Townsend. Robbie was a nursing assistant with Courtland Rehabilitation Center for over 20 years prior to her retirement. She enjoyed being outdoors working in her yard. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing, […]

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Introducing Pastor Raymond C. Dix Jr. of Pilgrim Baptist Church

Introducing Pastor Raymond C. Dix Jr. of Pilgrim Baptist Church

| October 25, 2017

Frost Exclusive by S3 Thomas It has been a long and tedious journey for Pilgrim Baptist Church, located at 1331 Gay Str. in Fort Wayne. According to some, PBC has been in the midst of what some would consider to be the equivalent of a category 5 hurricane. Any organization that has undergone or will undergo […]

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Summit City’s Exavior Fuller performs in Orlando, Florida

Summit City’s Exavior Fuller performs in Orlando, Florida

| October 24, 2017

Stellar young Charmaine Model & Talent Agency member makes national debut ORLANDO, Fla.—One of Fort Wayne’s brightest young talents recently made waves on the national stage as part of the upcoming generation of runway and stage talents. Exavior Fuller attended the ARTS Showcase in Orlando, Florida with Charmaine Models & Talent Agency from Fort Wayne […]

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Thomas Essex: Community father, a man among men

Thomas Essex: Community father, a man among men

| October 23, 2017

Some men do great things; great men do everyday things that become wonderful and respected by the City of Fort Wayne and the State of Indiana. Mr. Thomas Essex Jr. is such a man. He graciously works hard each day to help solve problems of individuals, families and businesses. He is well-known in Allen County. […]

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Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

Educator, youth advocate, spiritual leader Juanita Tolbert passes on

| October 20, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city lost an iconic community champion recently with the passing of Juanita Tolbert on Oct. 14. Tolbert, the the matriarch of the famed Tolbert musical, was a renowned education leader in the Summit City and tireless advocate for youth in the community, engaged in a wide variety of community projects, including Friends of […]

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